Did I ever tell you that I love breakfast? I could eat breakfast for every meal of the day. It’s true. There are so many things you can have.

As it was a holiday today, I decided to spend a little extra time preparing my breakfast than I usually do. I wanted to go to the gym afterwards, so I needed to make sure that I had something that would fuel me through. I also had some strawberries that needed using up (I know it’s totally the wrong time of year for strawberries, and I have no idea where they originated, so god knows how many carbon footprints were left in the process of them getting here, but I was given them and didn’t want them to go bad).

Sooooo I came up with this Breakfast Berry Parfait

parfait

Ingredients

3Tbsp muesli

1tsp chia seeds

1 Tbsp sunflower seeds

1/2 cup frozen/ fresh berries (i used extra fresh strawberries also)

1/2 banana sliced

125g natural yoghurt

Mix the muesli with your choice of seed mix. Add 1/3 berries to your glass, followed by 1Tbsp of the muesli/seed mix and a few slices of banana. Layer on ~1/3 of the yoghurt. Continue to layer the ingredients until all are used. Add a few extra berries to the top to finish it off.

Make a cup of coffee and  enjoy! I splashed out this morning and made proper plunger coffee instead of my usual instant brew. What a treat! As I was up early I was able to sit uninterrupted and savour my creation whilst I psyched myself up for my gym date.

coffee and bf

Nutrition

Calories 330   Carbs 44g   Fat 18g   Prot 13g

You may think that this is a low protein breakfast considering that I wanted to go to the gym, however you actually don’t need a lot of protein in your pre workout meal/ snack. It’s your recovery meal where you want to include some more protein, especially if you have been doing some resistance training. If you want to learn more on this topic, check out this previous post:

http://bitewize.co.nz/article/want-to-maximise-your-workout-gains-then-you-need-to-keep-reading/

For anyone who has been reading for a while, you will know that I have been practicing pull ups. I wasn’t able to do any for ages, but now I can do 5-6, whoop whoop! I was so excited the first time I achieved this that I had to text my PT straight away!

At the moment we also have weekly challenges  set by my PT (we being some of his current clients) Last week’s challenge was super intense; a ‘gym triathalon’ – 2km on the rower, 5km bike and 3km run for fastest time possible. I came in second…story of my life that is haha!

This week’s challenge is 10 burpees, 20 sit ups and 30 body weight squats as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes. I thought I would be able to complete more rounds than I did (only 6 complete) but we have until Sunday to improve. Watch this space, maybe I can win the next one!!

gym

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